The Knox County Health Department is now offering free COVID-19 testing to anyone that wants one, starting today.
On Tuesday, just one day after UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift mask mandates on all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee, UT Knoxville announced plans to reinstate a mask mandate in most buildings beginning Monday, Nov. 22.
According to Feeding America, 12.3% of households in Knox County experienced food insecurity pre-pandemic, and the rate is projected to rise to 13.3% through 2021. With supply-chain issues raising prices on groceries, many in the community are struggling to afford food, let alone all the fan…
On Monday, UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift all mask mandates across all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee on Friday.
At the large UT compost facility across from the UT Medical Center, more than 10,000 pounds of food waste and coffee grounds are collected from campus each week.
In a letter sent to UT employees on Oct. 21, President Randy Boyd announced that, due to an executive order from the Biden administration, an undetermined number of employees of the university system will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
After months of petitioning and rallying for increased safety measures against COVID-19 on campus, representatives from United Campus Workers (UCW) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) were able to meet with Chancellor Donde Plowman on Oct. 7.
Just as they have every year since the 1990s, the anti-abortion Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) set up a large display on Pedestrian Walkway last week featuring photos from the Holocaust and American lynchings placed alongside images of fetal tissue, which the group says depict aborted fetuses.
Our campus is covered in about 8,700 various specimens of trees, which are all accounted for and displayed in the Facilities Services Tree Inventory Community Viewer. Anyone can go online to find information about a particular tree on campus, from its height to its scientific name.
On Sept. 11, UT’s Bass Fishing Team, one of the top collegiate bass fishing teams in the country, traveled to Old Hickory Lake, Nashville, to compete in a large qualifying competition for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships in November.
UT Gardens hosted their fall Plant Sale Sept. 24-25, featuring a variety of house plants, perennials, exotic evergreens, trees, shrubs of all sizes and more.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Chancellor Donde Plowman held her third annual Flagship Address in the Student Union Auditorium. She spoke on her five goals for the University of Tennessee: cultivating the Volunteer experience, conducting research that makes life and lives better, ensuring a cul…
More cracks and pops couldn’t be heard anywhere else than from the mindfulness and meditation class at TRECS. The class instructor, Patrick Angelaccio, an advocate for mental health and wellbeing, guides the class through a series of stretches and breathing techniques meant to open airways a…
It seems that the university will do just about anything to convince students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — short of mandating that students get the jab.
On Sept. 7, Chancellor Donde Plowman met with UT President Randy Boyd and other chancellors from across the UT system and decided to extend the current mask policy, which requires masks in all indoor public spaces on campus, except when eating or exercising.
Well into the third school year with the pandemic, COVID-19 has remained a large concern for a majority of students. Its lasting impact on the world and the community continue to be seen as cases continue to rise.
Every Monday, the university publishes updated COVID-19 monitoring data to its website and this week, the data indicated that there is now a greater reported COVID-19 case load on campus than at any other point in 2021.
Thousands of students have celebrated a return to campus after a year of isolation by filing into campus bars and house parties in pre-pandemic numbers. But with a rise in cases, unclear mandates and the Delta variant, many students are concerned about the University of Tennessee’s response …
At the beginning of this semester, UT policy required that masks be worn in all classrooms, with optional masking in other spaces. This Monday, UT expanded its mask mandate to include all indoor spaces, with the exception of private offices and dorm rooms.
On Aug. 23, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first COVID-19 vaccine to gain the agency’s approval, there was a rush of new vaccine mandates across the country.
As many STEM majors know, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is one of the nation’s leading multi-program science and technology research centers. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the ORNL is managed and operated by UT-Battelle, a joint effort bet…
Since the spring semester, the University of Tennessee administration, in collaboration with various officials and expert researchers, has been exploring every possible avenue for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus come the fall semester.
In 2013, Dr. Rebecca Morgan of the Student Health Center made UT history by establishing the Gender Clinic for transgender and nonbinary students. Now, in 2020, Morgan is the recipient of the LGBTQ Advocate Award for her work on campus.
The University of Tennessee is one of the largest public schools in the Southeast, offering many different opportunities for research and learning. One of these opportunities that has recently become a nationally recognized achievement is the Water Quality Core Facility.
Rebecca Koszalinski, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at UT, was recognized by Johnson & Johnson in their “Nurses Change Lives” ad campaign. Koszalinski was recognized for her work behind the app called Speak for Myself, which she developed for patients who have trouble comm…
For more than 30 years, the remains of an unidentified body laid in the lab of the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC), commonly known as the Body Farm.